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The Last of the Mohicans 1992
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  • Michael Mann
  • September 25, 1992
  • 112 mins
  • English
  • Action, Adventure, Drama, History, Romance, War
The first American hero.
As the English and French soldiers battle for control of the North American colonies in the 18th century, the settlers and native Americans are forced to take sides. Cora and her sister Alice unwittingly walk into trouble but are saved by Hawkeye, an orphaned settler adopted by the last of the Mohicans.

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This is more of "The Adopted Son of the Last of the Mohicans who Dabble in His Love Story" than "The Last of the Mohicans" himself.

The first half of this movie is a tad difficult to watch. Without being familiar with the time period, it's hard to navigate the context of the film, and the scenes in the first half seem to be rushed: there were massacres of people who are supposed to be emotionally close with Hawkeye (Daniel Day-Lewis) but not to the audience, and then the romance developed too soon without enough bonding.

Last of the Mohicans only got interesting in the last half of the movie, though with its ups and downs; at times it escalates with the combats, the drama, the bonding of one character with another, but another times the characters make poor decisions with only slight or no hint of reasons for their actions.

The acting is pretty decent, scenery is beautiful, the soundtrack is really memorable. But other than that, it feels like a jumbled epic movie. Maybe because I'm seeing this first time in 2016 and not in 1992 though.

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Good remake!

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Expected more, The Patriot was way better in similiar genre :)

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